When Opportunity Knocks

Here is a different event you don’t see every day. Operation Success (a little military jargon for you). This is an event produced by the Oakland County Women’s Advisory Board after focus groups identified that female veterans were an unserved group in our county. You would think we had the collective resources to help, well [...]


Home foreclosure is a tough topic to speak about. There is nothing joyful or uplifting about someone else’s financial challenges. During Michigan’s last decade we, in the City of Auburn Hills, were not immune from residents having financial issues. But we were/are different. The one thing our team did different then many communities was to [...]


One of the things we do is look at different ways to tell our story in Auburn Hills. It is not as easy as you might think, even with all the great things we have going on. I think one of the challenges is being negative and pointing out flaws is so much easier that [...]


Ever have one of those moments when you are back in time? Last night I did. I was invited to the Auburn Hills Boy’s and Girl’s Club to see their Leadership Awards ceremony. I was able to take two of my daughters and walk the halls of my childhood. So many memories. I remember walking [...]

Go for the Gold

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger Tomorrow, Saturday, March 22nd, Oakland University will be hosting a recruitment event, Go for the Gold, for high school students and their families.  Want to meet the OU faculty? They will be there! Tour the campus and learn about all that OU has to offer from the programs to [...]

It’s a bugs life

 By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger Wanted: Spring Bug Hunters! You just know it is the first day of spring when you are asked to help hunt for bugs. Friends of the Rouge need volunteers to help look for insects such as mayflies and stoneflies on April 12th. The number and type of [...]

Hospital Visit

Well, not as a patient. We had the honor to visit with Nancy Susick, President of Beaumont Hospital in Troy, MI. This was a part of their community outreach program to inform their communities of the programs and services that are provided by the Beaumont Hospital system. It was very neat to see the upgrades they [...]

Jed Clampett

Now see if you can read this blog without humming “listen to a story bout a man named Jed.” I know this classic will be stuck in my head for the rest of the day. For the past 4 to 5 months the city council has been exploring options with oil drilling companies looking around [...]

Funny what sticks

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger We had a wonderful start to the day at the Palace of Auburn Hills. The annual State of the Community breakfast and Community Expo was held there and sponsored by the Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce. New Mayor Kevin McDaniel highlighted items such as fiscal responsibility and [...]

Let’s start thinking Spring…. and Art!

By Karrie Marsh, Executive Assistant and Guest Blogger From April through July, as you’re strolling through our downtown and along the Clinton River Trail, you may notice something different, colorful and wonderful. High-quality replicas of art pieces hanging on the walls of the Detroit Institute of Arts will be displayed for our residents, business owners [...]

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    Peter Auger, Auburn Hills City Manager

    Thoughts on running a city, daily musings, and everything in between.